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What's New

Qualifying Examination Dates & Deadlines

The Qualifying Examination is typically administered twice each year. The Winter Examination is held in January and the Summer Examination in June. Dates and deadlines for future administrations are confirmed and posted in September for the Winter administration and February for the Summer administration. 


Winter 2021 Qualifying Examinations

The next administration of the Qualifying Examination is scheduled for Winter 2021.


Exam Dates

  • Friday, January 29, 2021 – MCQ
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021 – OSCE Day 1
  • Sunday, January 31, 2021 – OSCE Day 2

The new exam venue will be the David Braley Health Sciences Centre located in Hamilton, Ontario. For further information please review the Candidate Information Package.

The College will provide the option for MCQ repeat candidates only, the option to attempt the MCQ exam in Toronto simultaneously with all other candidates in Hamilton.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes in government directives that can be brought to bear in response to changes in the character of the pandemic, the College reserves the right to change, cancel or amend these examination dates.


Registration deadlines

  • Initial application deadline – Friday, November 13, 2020
  • QE registration deadline – Friday, December 4, 2020

For those applicants who are interested in applying for the examination but are concerned about meeting the deadlines, please contact the College. The College understands that due to COVID-19, many usual business practices or services may be delayed. The College will work with all potential applicants to ensure consideration of the impact of personal circumstances on a timely application, but you must contact the College with any requests for special consideration.


COVID-19 Precautions and Measures

The College has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan for the Winter 2021 Qualifying Examination. The Safety Plan outlines the infection prevention and control measures that the College will institute to safeguard the wellbeing of candidates, standardized patients, exam administrators, exam assessors and College staff.

Please click here to view the College’s COVID-19 Safety Plan.


Important Resources

All candidates are encouraged to read the following documents for further information: